Residents of Crockett and Rodeo are advised to stay inside and shelter in place.
By Karl Fischer
Contra Costa Hazardous Materials advises anyone living near the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed because of a fire.
Hazardous Materials received reports of the incident shortly before 2 p.m. Two large tanks are burning at the facility, which is at 90 San Pablo Avenue.
Hazardous Materials staff and firefighters are on scene. Hazardous Materials staff are conducting air monitoring on site. Contra Costa County’s Community Warning System has been activated, including sirens in the area.
Residents of Crockett and Rodeo are advised to stay inside and shelter in place. Turn off all heaters, air conditioners, and fans. Unless you are using your fireplace, close your fireplace dampers and vents. Cover any cracks around doors or windows with tape or damp towels. Stay off the phone unless you need to report a life-threatening emergency at your location.
Remain sheltered indoors until you receive further official instructions. Stay off the phones and do not call 911 unless you have a life-threatening emergency.
At this time there is no known offsite impact, and no injuries have been reported.
One of tanks are believed to contain ethanol. The other is believed empty.
According to the CHP, as of 4:30 p.m., “I-80 is shut down in both directions, eastbound and westbound, from Hwy-4 in Hercules to I-780 in Vallejo. Please seek alternate routes. (Hwy-4 e/b to 680/Benicia Bridge, Hwy-4 e/b to SR-160 in Antioch, or I-580 into Tracy.) Plan ahead, avoid the area.”
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